2017 Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association Wage and Salary Survey
Our 2017 survey includes 232 positions in 18 job families to help your organization make strategic business decisions on compensation practices. We have added several positions this year and freshened up the job descriptions to make completing the survey even easier.
The participation deadline is Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Submit your completed survey by Friday, June 30th to receive an early bird $10 Amazon gift card.
There is no cost to participate in the survey, only to purchase the results. Participants purchasing the survey report will receive a significant discount. Survey reports will be delivered electronically in early September 2017.
To participate or for a complete list of surveyed jobs and sample report pages can be found here: Survey Information and Participation Materials
Costs to purchase are as follows:
Survey Participant, FMHRA or Non-FMHRA Members: only $90!
Non-participant, FMHRA Members: $199
Non-participant, Non-FMHRA Members: $299
Please email email@example.com or call Erin Wagner at 701-353-7672.
Survey administered by AP Compensation Consulting LLC.
Presented by Dana Haagenson
To register: Work-Life Fusion
Should we feel guilty when we check work email during family time? Are we cheating our company when we text our kids during the workday? With technology that connects all aspects of our lives and different expectations from multiple generations in the workplace, it is harder than ever to separate our personal and professional lives and achieve the balance we’ve all been striving for. Perhaps we should stop trying to achieve perfect balance and strive for a healthy fusion instead. In this session, we’ll introduce the concept of work-life fusion and discuss practical ways to find and maintain the right fusion for you.
1. Differentiate between work-life balance and work-life fusion
2. Articulate aspects of your roles that build energy and areas that drain energy
3. Learn to create an individual approach to infuse more energy builders into your day
4. Explore tools for building an individualized plan that encompasses an infused approach to achieving personal and professional goals, while maintaining personal wellness
Dana spent 12 years in the software industry in individual contributor and leadership roles in Product Development, Product Management, and Human Resources. She currently teaches Human Resources and Accounting at M State and develops custom leadership and personal development sessions for organizations in various industries. She holds an Accounting degree from MSUM and is a Certified Strengths Coach and a CPA.
Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.
Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.
Student non-members: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.
Wine & Wisdom
To Register: Book Club: Wine and Wisdom
Book: 'What If?' by Steve L. Robbins
Book Synopsis: In 'What If?', Robbins provides twenty-six inspiring, lively, and sometimes deeply personal stories illustrating diversity and inclusion concepts. He offers insight and practical advice on how to reconcile unity with diversity and reframe our organizations for competitive advantages. He adds tips and suggestions for putting key learning into action your organization, ending each chapter with questions, an activity, and an assignment to inspire you to be more open-minded and inclusive and to discover how the ideas presented in the book might apply to your daily life at work and at home.
at Job Service Fargo
1350 32nd St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Space is limited. Registration will close when capacity is reached.
To Register: Veteran Employment Services - Why You Should Hire Veterans
Brad will discuss the advantages of having veterans in your work places, the strengths and maturity they bring to the table. He will talk about some of the barriers some veterans have to employment and resources there are in the community. Also, resources and support that employers who have veterans for they can utilize. Brad will give examples and information that can be useful in recruiting and retaining good veteran team members.
1. Veteran job seekers, why you should hire a veteran.
2. Veterans with disabilities and their barriers to employment, reasonable accommodations.
3. Hiring incentives/tax credits, partnership.
Brad Aune, Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialist at Job Service ND.
He works with transitioning service members, homeless Veterans and specializes with assisting disabled veterans overcome barriers to employment. He served 22 years in the military as an active duty Marine Corps Infantryman, and member of the North Dakota Army National Guard. He is a member of the FMWF Chamber Military Affairs Committee. Past Commander and current executive board member of the Fargo Legion Post #2. Current Commandant of the Red River Raiders Marine Corps League Detachment. A service connected Combat Disabled Veteran. Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in Iraq leading 100 North Dakota Soldiers in combat as the Units First Sergeant.
Brad has uses his own experiences to assist Veterans successfully transition to civilian employment. After his active service, he used his GI Bill to attend Mayville State University achieving a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Science, 1993, Worked for 14 years as a Probation Officer with the Juvenile Court while serving in the ND Army National Guard. Deployed to Iraq for 18 months in 2004-2005. Transitioned back to his job. He has been employed with Job Service ND since 2009. He is a Volunteer Peer Mentor at the Fargo VA. Brad is the 2015 recipient of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Employment Service Award. He received the 2016 American Legion State and National award for veteran’s employment.
Brad is married to Brandi who works for Edward Jones and current Fargo School Board Member and they have three kids, Kyle attends MState, Alyssa attends MState and is currently serving in the ND Army National Guard and Hunter who is a junior at Fargo North. They enjoy Camping, Kayaking, and sports, especially Hockey.
Light breakfast will be provided.
Presented by Lisa Edison-Smith & Vanessa Lystad
To register: Employment Law Update: 2018 Review and 2019 Predictions
1. Develop increased knowledge of important local, state and national legal and cultural developments affecting HR in 2018
2. Identify strategies for dealing with regulatory “hot button” issues for 2019 and beyond, such as harassment, disability accommodations and evolving workplace law regarding sexual orientation and gender identity
3. Review practical, proactive steps for increasing HR compliance, employee satisfaction and managing risk for large and small employers.
Lisa Edison-Smith, Shareholder, Vogel Law Firm, MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist
Vanessa Lystad, Senior Associate, Vogel Law Firm
1900 28th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560
Registration will be capped at 70 attendees and will close when capacity is reached.
To Register: Making Employee Mental Health Mainstream
This presentation addresses the stigma and fear surrounding mental health discussions, particularly in the workplace. It addresses mental health challenges in our community, driving lost productivity and lost employment opportunities during a time where unemployment is low, and people are needed. It will also provide potential solutions to become state and national leaders in providing safe mental health cultures for our employees.
This will cover the following topics:
1. The first objective addressed will be the fear and stigma employees have related to mental health.
2. The second objective will be education about our community and the mental health challenges that are affecting productivity and turnover.
3. The third objective will address why this matters to employers.
4. The fourth objective will suggest solutions for becoming leaders in building a safe mental health culture for our employees.
DaNae Cordie; Volunteer Coordinator at Hospice of the Red River Valley
Through DaNae’s work in recruitment advertising, she’s seen firsthand the struggles that employers go through to find and keep qualified employees. Through research, she’s stayed on top of hiring and turnover trends and is speaking on a unique approach to reduce lost productivity, turnover, and ROI. Through personal advocacy of mental health in our community, she’s working to eliminate stigma, spark open conversations about mental health, and create a solution to help our workforce that is affected by mental illness.
Presented by Tonya Rule
To register: Avoid Costly Penalties: ACA Compliance Consideration
The Health Care Reform landscape is constantly changing, so it is important to keep abreast of the legislation and deadlines. This session will bring you up-to-date with the latest Affordable Care Act developments, and will also discuss documentation and reporting requirements including how to complete the forms, the importance of a review, and what to do when in receipt of an IRS notice. Common questions and examples will be explored.
1. Review the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and current updates
2. Discuss common misinterpretations of the ACA
3. Discuss the importance of identifying and documenting measurement periods
4. Outline current reporting requirements including IRC Section 6055 and 6056
Tonya Rule, CPA, Senior Manager
Tonya has more than 15 years public accounting experience providing tax and consulting services to individuals and businesses. She works with clients in various industries including health care, transportation, retail and personal service. Tonya leads the health care reform initiative for the Firm and serves as a thought leader related to the Affordable Care Act. She regularly presents workshops and writes articles on health care reform and tax planning tips and strategies.
Presented by Fran Sepler
To register: Investigations from Beginning to End
This session will walk participants process of investigation beginning with the intake and through the findings of fact. Participants will get an overview of investigative planning, interviewing, conducting credibility assessments and making findings as well as lots of practical tips for ensuring an investigation is competent, complete and defensible.
1. To understand all of the components of an effective employment investigation
2. To understand and be able to execute a five-stage investigative interview
3. To be able to create a comprehensive investigative plan
4. To be able to use all available tools to assess witness credibility
5. To become familiar with various ways to structure an investigative report
Fran Sepler is a nationally recognized expert in the field of workplace complaints, employee relations and employment investigations, and the author of “Finding the Facts: What Every Workplace Investigator Needs to Know.” Her firm, Sepler & Associates, located in Minneapolis, was founded in 1991 to address the emerging issues of discriminatory harassment and the challenges of diversity. She has conducted over 1200 employment investigations and provided expert advice to hundreds of employers and attorneys regarding the proper techniques for conducting investigations.